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It’s September in New England. The evenings are getting cooler, I’m finding myself drinking more hot coffee than iced, and cozy after-dinner cocktails are on my mind. As summer winds down and the first signs of autumn begin to emerge, it marks the beginning of the whirlwind that is the holiday season. And as much as I love the last few months of the year, it can be a particularly stressful time. When I need a little boost to help manage those daily stresses, it’s time for drinks with adaptogens!

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You can sip on tiki cocktails year round, but they’re that much better on the beach, poolside, or even just lounging on the couch in front of the AC on a hot summer day. The tiki genre is a vast and eclectic sea of cocktail recipes, but most have the following characteristics in common: the use of rum, tropical fruits, citrus juices, and often exotic spices in the form of syrups, liqueurs, or bitters. You can’t go wrong with a classic Mai Tai, but if you’re looking for something new and different, give one of these a try the next time you’re in the mood for something tropical.

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If you haven’t tried cheese cream coffee or tea yet, let me be the one to tell you you’re really missing out! Check out my original post about cheese tea here. The cream cheese-based whipped topping works on a variety of hot and cold beverages, but I think this creamy, salted pillow of love adds something really magical to a decadently sweet iced coffee cocktail.

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